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The Best Virtual Reality Movies 

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List Rules Only movies featuring virtual reality.

A list of the best virtual reality movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This virtual reality movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about virtual reality are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about virtual reality you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous virtual reality movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these virtual reality movie titles for more information about the films.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best virtual reality movies?" and "What is the greatest virtual reality movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular virtual reality movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these virtual reality movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good virtual reality movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Ready Player One is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Virtual Reality Movies
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Virtual Reality Movies
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Virtual Reality Movies
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In 2084, a construction worker, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), suddenly finds himself embroiled in ...more

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Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff
Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith
The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski ...more

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Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Taylor Cole

Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction mystery film, based on the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis as Tom Greer, an FBI agent who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates (humanoid remote controlled robots). It also stars Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, Ving Rhames, and James Cromwell.

The film's main concept centers on the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase remote-controlled humanoid robots through which they interact with society. These fit, attractive, remotely controlled robots ultimately assume their life roles, enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith
The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film ...more

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Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shiri Appleby
The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 film directed by Josef Rusnak.

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Keanu Reeves, Ice-T, Henry Rollins
Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren. The film is based on ...more

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Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs
Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston, an ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller
This film is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris, Geoffrey Lewis
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett. The film is named after a Stephen King short ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz
Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and co-produced by Cameron Crowe. It is an English-language remake of Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish ...more

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Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law. As in Videodrome, ...more

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Gerard Butler, Ludacris, Michael C. Hall
Gamer is a 2009 American science fiction action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as a participant in an online game in which ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio
The Cell is a 2000 horror film directed by Tarsem Singh, and starring Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the ...more

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Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and ...more

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Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow
Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.

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Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher
Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson. It was Wood's final film appearance, as ...more
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Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction action film directed by Brett Leonard, written by Eric Bernt, and produced by Gary Lucchesi. The film stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, ...more

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Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, George Clooney
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is a 2003 American/Mexican science fantasy adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez and the third installment in the Spy Kids series. It was released in the United ...more

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William H. Macy, Barbara Crampton, Cindy Pickett
Evolver is a 1995 Mark Rosman horror/science fiction B-movie. It starred Ethan Embry, Cassidy Rae, Chance Quinn, and John de Lancie. It also had William H. Macy as the voice of Evolver. The ...more